Monday, 30 December 2013

Handmade Gifts ....................

Hi everyone,  I thought I would share a couple of the handmade Xmas gifts I made this year.  I didn't get chance to make as many things as I had planned but I will be starting earlier next year!

Anyway these are little plaques to peg notes onto and are magnetic so you can attach them to your fridge.  I ordered some 5 x 5 inch mdf coasters from ebay and some small pegs also from ebay.   They are smaller than a normal size peg.  I covered the pegs in washi tape and covered the coasters in paper before attaching the letters which I cut out on my ecraft.  I put a magnetic strip on the back which I also ordered off of ebay. The papers are from Crafter's Companion sweet treats CD.  I really enjoyed making these and I would like to make some more to sell at craft fairs if I get the time this year! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 29 December 2013

My Christmas Scrapbook ..............

Hi everyone,  I love these days between Christmas and New Year before going back to work.  It is so nice to have sometime to catch up with friends but also have time to relax!  I have been busy working on my Christmas Scrapbook, still loads of scrapping to do but I have printed lots of photos out and titles so hopefully the pages will come together quickly now.  I decided to start scrapping out of order as in the last 2 years I get up to about day 18 and never manage to finish!  So I have 3 pages to share today of the 3th, 4th and 28th of December.  I scrapped the 28th last night as we had a lovely afternoon out to see a Panto at Hunstanton.   The cast were lovely and came out after the show for photos so I was very happy to get a picture of Grace with them.  Grace was so funny she loved the show so much she cried when it ended as she didn't want it to finish!   

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Fave 5 Christmas Cards ................

Hi everyone, well I hope you all had a very Happy Christmas!  We had a lovely time the only problem that I had was that my oven packed up on Xmas Day!  Can you believe 365 days of the year and the one day when you need your oven more than any other and the oven packed up!  It cooked the turkey ok but after the roast potatoes had been in for an hour doing nothing we realised there was a problem! Luckily my mum and mum in law both live in the same village so my Mum went home with parsnips and yorkshire puddings and my Mum in Law went home with the 2 trays of roasties. There were a lot as we were cooking for 11.  So finally around 2.30pm we got our Christmas lunch it just took 3 ovens to cook it lol!

Anyway onto some cards to share for today which are part of a challenge that the lovely
Debby runs each year to share your favourite five Christmas cards. So here are mine!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 20 December 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge ............................

Hi everyone,  well that's me finished work till next year yipee!  What a day I had yesterday as well, everything went wrong, one problem after another and I got another problem to sort out 5 minutes before I planned to finish  and just to top it all when I changed the ink cartridge in my printer something was wrong with the new cartridge and I managed to get black ink all over my hand which won't come off even though I have been scrubbing like mad! It looks really classy with my pink nail polish lol!

Anyway onto today's creation which is my DT work for Winter Wonderland and our theme for this week's challenge is 'numbers'.  Your creation can be Christmas or Non Christmas.  My layout is from my Christmas Journal and I think I am even further behind this year than last year!  Maybe next year I will go digital in the hope that I might keep up with it every day!  

There is a lovely prize for the winner of this challenge of a £10 voucher for My Crafty Heart

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge ................

Hi all, well not long now till the big day!  Grace is getting very excited now!

Anyway onto today's card which is my DT card for Crafty Little Fairies and we have a super easy theme for this week of 'Anything Goes'.  

We have 2 fantastic sponosors this week which are :

so I hope you will come and join in with our last challenge for the year!

 I was asked to make this card for my friend Marianne by her husband.   This is a large 8 x 8 card and I have not made one this size for ages but I really enjoyed making it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Image - Saturated Canary
Papers - LOTV
Lamp Die - Joy Crafts
Fence and Tree Dies Crafts Companion
Frantage Chunky White and Shabby White Gold

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A Vintage Christmas Card ...............

Hi everyone, well my little Grace is finally much better today! We have had a lovely day at home and I got a few home made gifts made which I'm really pleased with.  I can't share them with you yet but I will after Christmas.  I do have a vintage themed Christmas card to share with you today that I made for my friend Marianne which I can show you as I gave it to her yesterday.  As you can see I went a bit mad with the frantage but it is one of my favourite things to use on cards at the moment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew Holly or Poinsettia
  My Time to Craft Challenge - Christmas Birds
Inky Chicks - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Make your own embellishments
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch up

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Stamp and Paper - Free with Magazine
Poinsettia - Marianne Die
Woodware Holly Punch
Frantage - Shabby Gold

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge ..................

Hi everyone, my blog has been a bit quiet this week as Grace is poorly and has a throat infection. She was upset as it was her school play tonight and tomorrow afternoon but she is not well enough to go.  The doctor has given her antibiotics and said she should take the rest of the week off school as she needs to have plenty of rest.   Why do you always have to get ill when you have so much on!

Anyway onto my creation for today for Crafty Little Fairies challenge and our theme for you this week is 'Let it snow'.  I thought I would make a gift tag for a change and decided to use this sweet little James Bear image from LOTV.

There is a fab prize for the winner so I hope you will come along and join in with the challenge. 

I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges:

Natalie and Amy Cute and Cuddly Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 6 December 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge................

Hi all another week has whizzed pasted making us closer to Christmas! I'm quite pleased though as being part of the Winter Wonderland DT has meant I have a lovely pile of Christmas cards ready. I've been busy putting inserts in them so I hope to get some sent in the post today. I do still have to buy some to send but all my special ones are sorted! Anyway onto this week's card and and our theme for you this week is embossing.  So that can be dry embossing or heat embossing, so I've used both on this card.   I really must make a few more like this next year as they are so quick to do!

We have a fantastic sponsor for you this week which is Crafty Ribbons

who have a fantastic prize for the winner, so I hope you will come along and join in this week's challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Christmas Sentiments
ABC Challenge - A is for Almost Christmas
Pink Gem Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion
Ribbon From Stash

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Grace's Christmas Card ...............

Hi everyone, I'm back with a very girly Christmas card tonight for my little Grace. I had great fun making this card using one of the new releases from Sugar Nellie. I couldn't resist buying a couple of them.   I don't have many pink Christmas papers in my stash but these ones were in an old Honey and Hugs pack and were the best I could I find!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl - Sparkle and Shine
Creative Craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Wednesday Creative Inspirations Challenge Contemporary Christmas Colours
Crafts 4 Eternity Non-Traditonal Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Journal Your Christmas - 1st December

Hi everyone, I'm back today to share the first page in my Journal Your Christmas album.  I love the 1st of December as Grace loves it when her advent calendars start.

This year I have brought an American Crafts 8 x 8 Album which I ordered from Sarah Cards and I got the lovely green sparkly American Crafts Thickers sheet as a free gift and they were the perfect colour to use on my album cover.

I would like to enter my scrapbook layout into the following challenges:

Crafting Musketeers - Layer it up
  Heck of a Challenge - Colourful Christmas
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Papers from Shimelle - Journal Your Christmas Kit
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas Cupcakes ..................

Hi everyone, well it's the first of December already, this year has just flown by!   I'm excited to be starting my Christmas Journal today.  For the past 2 years I have taken a scrapbooking class by Shimelle called 'Journal Your Christmas'. Both years I have not finished my album, I get to about day 20 and never get it finished but I want this year to be different and I really want to finish my album! I've taken my photos already for today's page, so I hope to have that to share with you tomorrow. 

I have not got an advent calendar calendar of my own to open but how about a crafty advent calendar? Crafty Ribbons are having a Christmas Advent Event and there is the chance to win a prize and see some lovely inspiration everyday.  You can see the first advent event

Today I have a card to share with you that I have made for my sister and her husband. My sister loves baking so I thought these cupcakes would be perfect for her.

Sketch and Stash - Great Sketch
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Christmas
Heck of a Challenge - Colourful Christmas
Creative Card Crew Sweet Treats

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Decoupage - Docrafts
Papers - Kars 
Prima Flower
Holly Punch 
White Shabby Frantage Embossing Powder
Sentiment - Pink Gem
Ribbon From Stash